Agon - game of the hexagons

Agon - game of the hexagons

Agon - game of the hexagonsAgon - game of the hexagons
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Agon - game of the hexagons

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  • An abstract board game with good strategic interest
  • The rules are easy to learn but the game is engrossing and suitable for both children and adults
  • The colourful hexagonal board is truly eye catching and manufactured to a high quality
  • Agon is a game of historical note being the oldest known board game played on a hexagonal board
  • Includes Beech wood playing pieces and a set of rules

Agon is an abstract board game of with good strategic interest - the rules are easy to learn but the game is engrossing and suitable for both chlidren and adults.

Agon is also a game of historical note, being the oldest known board game played on a hexagonal board. Also known as 'Queen's Guards' or 'Royal Guards', most text books claim a late eighteenth century origin in France. But research by Edward Copisarow in 2012 proved this theory wrong - it is an English game first published in 1842.

The game is for two players, each of which has a Queen and 6 guards. The aim of the game is to be first to move the Queen from the edge of the board to the central point and surround her with all 6 guards. But beware - a Queen or guard can be captured by 2 opposing pieces and that player then has to waste a move returning the captured piece to the edge of the board.

  • Board: African Padauk wood
  • Pieces: Beech wood
  • includes a set of rules

Approx. Dimensions:

Board - 320 x 300 x 25mm, weight - 1.135g
Board - 12.6x11.8x1 inch, weight - 0oz

 

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